Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Below is a list of about 330 Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh who were (among other things) mathematicians.
You can find out more about them by clicking the link alongside. For those with a biography in our archive there is also a link to the biography.

There is also a list ordered by date of electionA link to the History of the RSE


NameElection date
John Couch Adams1849More infoMacTutor biography
George Biddell Airy1835More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Craig Aitken1925More infoMacTutor biography
John Alison1889More info
Robert Edgar Allardice1888More info
Arthur Henry Hallam Anglin1881More info
Dominique Francois Jean Arago1815More infoMacTutor biography
James Archibald1907More info
Charles Babbage1820More infoMacTutor biography
Bevan Braithwaite Baker (Bevan-Baker)1921More info
Henry Frederick Baker1943More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Stawell Ball1889More info
Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay1886More info
Frederick Bath1929More info
Ludwig Becker1893More info
Robert John Tainsh Bell1916More info
George Andreas Berry1893More info
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel1823More infoMacTutor biography
Jean Baptiste Biot1815More infoMacTutor biography
George David Birkhoff1943More infoMacTutor biography
Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes1930More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Purves Black1931More infoMacTutor biography
Hugh Blackburn1850More info
Niels Henrik David Bohr1927More infoMacTutor biography
Ludwig Boltzmann1895More infoMacTutor biography
Nathaniel Bowditch1818More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Vernon Boys1936More infoMacTutor biography
Scipione Breislak1823More info
John Brinkley1824More info
Edward Ffrench Bromhead1823More info
Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer1955More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Brown1907More info
Leslie Maurice Brown1947More info
Thomas Arnold Brown1924More info
Walter Brown1923More info
Alexander Fairley Buchan1940More info
Joseph Langley Burchnall1953More infoMacTutor biography
Adam Burg1823More info
Alexander G Burgess1902More info
James Burgess1894More info
George Murray Burnett1956More info
Raymond Keiller Butchart1915More info
David Stanley Butler1972More info
John Watt Butters1896More info
William Archibald Cadell of Banton1812More info
Moritz Cantor1905More infoMacTutor biography
John W Capstick1887More info
Thomas Carlyle1866More infoMacTutor biography
Horatio Scott Carslaw1901More infoMacTutor biography
Mary Lucy Cartwright1968More infoMacTutor biography
Augustin Louis Cauchy1845More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Cayley1865More infoMacTutor biography
Sydney Chapman1953More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Christison1800More info
George Chrystal1880More infoMacTutor biography
John Brown Clark1891More info
Rudolph Julius Emmanuel Clausius1888More infoMacTutor biography
Ernest George Coker1903More info
Henry Thomas Colebrooke1816More info
Edward Foyle Collingwood1954More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Comrie1909More info
John Cook1894More info
Patrick Copland1783More info
Edward Thomas Copson1924More infoMacTutor biography
James Cossar1942More info
Charles Alfred Coulson1941More info
James Ireland Craig1908More info
Lawrence (Laurence) Crawford1903More info
Luigi Cremona1883More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Cumming1783More info
Leslie Bennet Craigie Cunningham1945More info
Samuel Newby Curle1977More info
Jean Gaston Darboux1902More infoMacTutor biography
George Howard Darwin1897More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Stephens Davies1831More info
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre1820More infoMacTutor biography
Sasindra Chandra Dhar1937More info
James Douglas Hamilton Dickson1876More info
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac1946More infoMacTutor biography
John Dougall1921More info
William John Dundas1919More info
Francois Pierre Charles Dupin1823More infoMacTutor biography
George Duthie1899More info
George Eason1975More info
George Samuel Eastwood1925More info
Arthur Stanley Eddington1930More infoMacTutor biography
William Leonard Edge1934More infoMacTutor biography
Albert Einstein1927More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Erdelyi (formerly Diamant)1945More infoMacTutor biography
Ivor Malcolm Haddon Etherington1934More info
Joseph David Everett1863More info
Michael Faraday1835More infoMacTutor biography
William Leonard Ferrar1925More infoMacTutor biography
Gaetano Fichera1976More info
George Francis FitzGerald1900More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Russell Forsyth1900More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Bedford Franklin1920More info
Benjamin Franklin1783More infoMacTutor biography
Rene Maurice Frechet1947More infoMacTutor biography
Erwin Finlay Freundlich1941More infoMacTutor biography
Karl Friedrich Gauss1820More infoMacTutor biography
David Gibb1910More info
George Alexander Gibson1889More info
John Gibson Gibson1941More info
Davies Gilbert, (until 1817 Giddy)1828More info
Robert Pollock Gillespie1933More info
James Whitbread Lee Glaisher1916More infoMacTutor biography
James Glenie (Glennie)1794More infoMacTutor biography
James Goodwillie1901More info
Thomas Gordon1783More info
Andrew Gray1883More info
James Gordon Gray1909More info
William Michael Herbert Greaves1939More info
William Greenfield1783More info
William Gilmour Guthrie1933More info
Jacques Salomon Hadamard1946More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Haldane1820More info
Marshall Hall1819More info
Henry Parr Hamilton1822More info
William Rowan Hamilton1835More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Hamilton1783More info
Godfrey Harold Hardy1946More infoMacTutor biography
George Harvey1824More info
John Brian Helliwell1963More info
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz1864More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Henderson1834More info
Charles Hermite1884More infoMacTutor biography
John Frederick William Herschel1820More infoMacTutor biography
George William Hill1907More infoMacTutor biography
William Vallance Douglas Hodge1928More infoMacTutor biography
Ellice Martin Horsburgh1904More info
Robert Alexander Houstoun1911More info
John Hunter1870More info
Adam Mitchell Hunter1923More info
Charles Hutton1786More infoMacTutor biography
James Hutton1783More infoMacTutor biography
James Hyslop1927More info
James Morton Hyslop1947More info
Edward Lindsay Ince1923More info
James Ivory1835More infoMacTutor biography
Henry Jack1970More info
William Jack1875More info
John Meadows Jackson1947More info
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi1845More infoMacTutor biography
James Jardine1812More info
Harold Jeffreys1953More infoMacTutor biography
George William Jones1905More info
Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh1968More info
Philip Kelland1839More infoMacTutor biography
Nicholas Kemmer1954More info
John Kemp1792More info
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff1868More infoMacTutor biography
Cargill Gilston Knott1880More info
Ernst Eduard Kummer1875More infoMacTutor biography
Kasimierz Kuratowski1966More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Louis Lagrange1790More infoMacTutor biography
Horace Lamb1913More infoMacTutor biography
James Alexander George Lamb1921More info
Peter Redford Scott Lang1878More info
Pierre Simon Laplace1813More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Larmor1910More infoMacTutor biography
Adrien Marie Legendre1820More infoMacTutor biography
Frank Matthews Leslie1980More info
John Leslie1807More infoMacTutor biography
Tullio Levi-Civita1923More infoMacTutor biography
Hyman Levy1916More infoMacTutor biography
Anders Johan Lexell1784More infoMacTutor biography
Nicholas Morpeth Hutchinson Lightfoot1931More info
Thomas A Lindsay1920More info
Joseph Liouville1875More infoMacTutor biography
Johann Benedict Listing1879More infoMacTutor biography
James Balfour Lockhart1932More info
Reginald Douglas Lord1960More info
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz1920More infoMacTutor biography
Neil M'Arthur1921More info
James Alexander M'Bride1926More info
Dugald Black M'Quistan1921More info
John M'Whan1921More info
William Wither McClelland1943More info
William Hunter McCrea1931More info
Hector Munro Macdonald1905More infoMacTutor biography
John Angus Macdonald1904More info
William J Macdonald1886More info
Alexander MacFarlane1878More info
Donald Cameron McIntosh1903More info
Archibald James Macintyre1947More info
Sheila Scott Macintyre, née Scott1958More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Mackay1793More info
John Sturgeon Mackay1882More info
Andrew George Mackie1962More info
John Mackie1929More info
Thomas MacKnight1799More info
John Mclaren, (Lord Mclaren, M'laren, Maclaren)1869More info
Thomas Murray MacRobert1921More info
George Cunliffe McVittie1943More info
Devendra Nath Mallik1908More info
David Henry Marshall1882More info
John Marshall1920More info
Nevil Maskelyne1784More infoMacTutor biography
James Clerk Maxwell of Glenlair1856More infoMacTutor biography